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Rainbow Falls, Hilo

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Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. Put Rainbow Falls into our Hilo trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hilo.
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  • If you're looking for a beautiful waterfall to see easily and without any advance planning or anything, this is it! Rainbow falls in a beautiful and provides such great photo opportunities! Definitely...  more »
  • These are beautiful falls that anyone can visit as there is a (very small) parking lot right next to the overlook. The only problem I have with it is there is a way to hike to the top where people can...  more »
  • Completely accessible to everyone. Conveniently located near town. Worth a stop and doesn't require much time.  more »
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  • Due to the recent amount of rain that hilo has had the falls were beautiful. There were not a lot of people there that day. There is a public bathroom on site. The best time to see the rainbow is in the morning when the sun shines on the mist from the falling water.
  • Great accessibility and incredible scenery. A great stop to take pictures and enjoy some great foliage.
  • Small area, but nice and pretty. Information boards on the lookout, neat lil story. Able to climb up a lil ways for another view. Go in the morning to see the rainbows.
  • We didn't see the rainbow... I hope I will see it next time
  • Nice park and waterfall. Great views and hike to waterfall easy